OL (office ladies), Gyaru, gravia idoru, kyoiku mama etc. etc.
Why do Japanese women generally have shorter and finer eyelashes than Europeans?
Don’t know, but I imagine it is due to Asian hair also being finer, more fragile and more sparse than European
Why do some women put their make up on in the train?
It seems to me there is a lot less of this since the advent of mobile phone TV, so maybe itis more boredom than time saving
Why are there female members of the Jieitai (self-defence force) if they aren’t allowed to take part in combat?
Why aren’t women allowed on combat operations?
Officially, because they could be raped by enemy troopswomen
Why did Japanese women paint their teeth black? Second attempt
“in order to magnify the brightness of their snow-like complexions” Geishas, Berenice Geoffroy-Schneiter, pg 11
When you see women out for coffee, why is there usually one who does most of the talking?
In Japan, even friends have hierachies, and the older etc friend can use that to chatter away and never listen if they are that kind of person. This is even more so when they met because of being in the same PTA etc, especially if conversation gets onto organisational matters
Why are hula and flamenco so popular with Japanese women?
Because dancing gives a sense of femininity and/ or eroticism that is missing from their romance free lives, and hula and flamenco are better than ballroom dancing because no men are necessary. Spanish and Hawaiian are also two great escape fantasies.
Why do gaijin (foreign) guys who could never score at home always link up in Japan?
Popular theories usually mention how sad the average Japanese salaryman is and the gaijin boyfriend being just a fashion accessory, free English conversation partner or novelty item for a Japanese girl to impress her friends with. Other possibilities include the Japanese girlfriend feeling freer due to not being restricted by the Japanese language (no way to say I love you in normal conversation!) and his family being several thousand miles away. I believe the main reason is that the gaijin male quickly convinces himself that he can throw off his lack of success at home, and so he does- pure self-belief.
How do Japanese girls eat a mainly western diet and stack up the donuts and yet mostly stay slim?
Their diet in their first few years of life until they discover creamy pasta and McDonald’s? Genetics? Bulimia? If so, it’s a well hidden secret.
Why do Japanese girls have bendy legs?
Their parents encourage them to stand up too young (the sons are more spoilt so don’t have the same problem)
Why do Japanese girls walk in high heels with their knees bent?
It’s (subconsciously) to stop their hips swinging.
Why do the Japanese, especially girls, stare at foreigners?
As a foreigner, you are outside the system and so people feel free in a way they wouldn’t usually (and being out of the loop, you are free too). Also, staring at guys is not seen as a come on as someone who is interested would act coy and avoid eye contact. In Japan, you can tell when a guy in the office fancies you when they never address you directly during work drinks. Staring at foreign girls could be due to a general obsession with appearance and fashion- although less often, you will see Japanese women staring at other Japanese women who stand out in some way (tall, glamorous, odd etc.).
Why are some Japanese women so precious about their white skin?
Just as in Europe since the Middle Ages, having white skin has been a sign that you are rich enough to not go out and work in the sun. As the sign of wealth is becoming being able to afford to take tropical holidays instead, this is gradually changing.
Why did Japanese women blacken their teeth and why did they stop doing it?
Showing your white teeth was thought to be like showing the white of your bones. The blackening liquid was also thought to preserve the teeth. The practice was outlawed in the Meiji era in order to not offend foreign visitors or more generally to gain their acceptance as a Westernized and therefore equal nation.
Why do some Japanese girls do the “dinosaur walk” with shopping bags on the inside of their elbows rather than in their hands?
The bags would touch the ground otherwise??
Why are some Japanese old ladies so bent over?
Planting rice and- or lack of calcium from a traditional milk-free diet
Why is it okay to wear a tiny mini skirt or hot pants but not stomach, shoulders or cleavage?
Maybe they get used to tiny skirts at school. Legs are also not a big erotic focus in Japan
Why do Japanese women shave their faces?
How did Japan change from a country where the mother-in-law bullies her sons wife to one where the bullying happens the other way round?
Why do polite Japanese female voices, e.g. tour guides, seem so unnatural?
Although Japanese is not really a tonal language, dictionaries of tones of words do exist. People trying to speak with the precise, ‘correct’ dictionary pronunciation therefore sound unnatural.